CloneSpy

CloneSpy 2.62

Find and delete duplicate files on your computer

CloneSpy is a very efficient program that finds duplicate files on your PC, allowing you to free space on your hard disk. This ensures your operating system to run better and even faster, depending on the type of duplicate files you had. View full description

PROS

  • Quickly finds and eliminates duplicate files

CONS

  • Not usable GUI

Not bad
5

CloneSpy is a very efficient program that finds duplicate files on your PC, allowing you to free space on your hard disk. This ensures your operating system to run better and even faster, depending on the type of duplicate files you had.

You almost surely have doubled music files which occupy useless space on your HDD. This happens when, for example, you borrow a music CD from a friend and you copy it all without realizing you might already have some of the songs included in your friend’s CD.

Before you can start scanning your system with CloneSpy though, add a folder in the ‘pool1’ section. When you browse the CloneSpy directory you want to analyze, bear in mind you need to press the ‘add selected folder’ or the ‘add all sibling folders’ button, otherwise the process will not work, and you will be left with a feeling of not knowing what happened. If you don’t change CloneSpy settings, the program will ask you every time before deleting a file, always showing you the two supposedly duplicate files.

Although CloneSpy’s GUI is surely not so user friendly, the program is so useful that we can close an eye on that. CloneSpy helps you find all duplicate files on your computer to free space on your hard disk and make your PC work better.

Changes

  • Added: Exported lists of duplicate files can now be configured to contain a header and a summary (see Export page of the Options window).
  • Added: Exported CSC-files can now be configured to contain a header (see the Export CSC-file window).
  • Modified: Redesigned the Options window from tab-based to page-based view in order to solve scaling issues with different font sizes.
  • Modified: The options for creating batch files and for exporting lists of duplicate files are now separated into two individual option pages.
  • Modified: If started for the very first time CloneSpy now asks for saving the settings on program exit.
  • Modified: Floating-point numbers are now represented according to the user's preferred native locale.
  • Modified: Improved the error message which is shown when hard links cannot be created due to insufficient rights of the user running CloneSpy.
  • Modified: Hard links are no longer replaced by new hard links.
  • Fixed: The number of hard links that can be created is no longer limited.
  • Fixed: The command line options for changing the setting of the Mode frame in the Main window no longer cause a crash (regression since v2.6).

Do you often download files from the internet? Is your hard drive crowded with these files? Have you ever asked yourself which files you already downloaded more than one time?

CloneSpy can help you save hard drive space by detecting and removing duplicate files. CloneSpy can find files that have exactly the same contents regardless of their name, date, time and location.

Moreover Clonespy is able to find files that are not exactly identical, but have the same filename. Perhaps you have different versions of a file and you want to find all of them and remove the older versions.

In addition, the program can also find zero length files. You have the option to decide what you want to do with the found duplicates, CloneSpy shows you the details of each file (and it's proposed duplicate) and allows you to either keep, move or delete.

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— User reviews — about CloneSpy

  • Kevin Kweenarto

    by Kevin Kweenarto

    "Almost perfect"

    Clonespy is a lightweight duplicate finder that can be used if you use site grabber to download too many stuff. The inst... More.

    reviewed on September 12, 2016

  • Jim McGovern

    by Jim McGovern

    "Excellent functionality, easy to use and FREE."

    Exactly what I was looking for. Those others charge a fee and do not deliver this kind of flexibility. More.

    reviewed on April 30, 2016